11.03.02.05

.05 Commercial Activity.

A. Soliciting or Carrying on Business. A person, unless expressly authorized in writing by the Administration, may not engage in any of the following activities in or upon any area of the Airport:

(1) Engage in any business or commercial activity;

(2) Sell or offer for sale any merchandise or service;

(3) Solicit any business or trade, including the carrying of passengers or baggage for hire;

(4) Solicit charitable contributions or funds for any purpose;

(5) Gamble or solicit gambling.

B. Commercial Photography and Recordings. No person, unless authorized by the Administration, may take still pictures, motion pictures, or sound-motion pictures or sound records or recordings for commercial purposes, other than news coverage, on the public areas of the Airport.

C. Commercial Advertising. No person, unless authorized by the Administration, may post or distribute commercial signs, advertisements, literature, circulars, pictures, sketches, drawings, handbills, or any other form of printed or written commercial matter or material at the Airport.

D. Storage of Property. Unless authorized by the Administration or otherwise provided in a lease or other written agreement, a person may not use any area of the Airport for storage of cargo, aircraft, or other property.

E. Commercial Freight Operators.

(1) A person may not operate freight-forwarding vehicles within the boundaries of the Airport unless he is authorized by the Administration.

(2) A person may not engage in air freight commercial activity at the Airport unless he is authorized by the Administration; however, an air freight operator without authorization shall be allowed to deliver freight at the Airport.

F. Maintenance and Repair of Leased Premises.

(1) The Administration shall be responsible for the maintenance, repair, and custodial services as specified in each of the tenant lease agreements.

(2) Tenants shall be responsible for repairs to leased premises which are damaged due to improper operation, misuse, or negligence of a tenant or agent, or agents, of the tenant operating under control of the tenant. Repair of the premises shall be made at the tenant's own expense.

(3) The Administration shall be notified in writing by the tenant whenever the tenant engages a contractor for the purpose of repairs and reserves the right to disapprove a contractor if there is reason to believe the contractor's performance may be unsatisfactory.

(4) Repair work shall be inspected and approved by the Administration before the release of the tenant from responsibility for the damage and repairs, whether the work was performed by the tenant or a contractor hired by the tenant.

(5) The Administration shall provide only custodial services which are specifically provided for in the contract/lease agreement between the Administration and the tenant.

G. Building Permits.

(1) Construction or modifications to existing facilities in or on State-owned property under the jurisdiction of the Administration may not be undertaken without prior issuance of a building permit.

(2) The application shall be approved and the permit issued before initiation of any construction or modification activities.

(3) The building permit shall be displayed on the construction site at all times.

(4) All building, construction, and modifications to existing or new structures shall comply with:

(a) The International Building Code, which is incorporated by reference at COMAR 11.03.01.01-1B(3);

(b) NFPA 1 Uniform Fire Code, which is incorporated by reference at COMAR 11.03.01.01-1B(1); and

(c) NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, which is incorporated by reference at COMAR 11.03.01.01-1B(2)(b).

H. Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities.

(1) The Administration shall establish minimum acceptable qualifications to ensure that the level and quality of service, as well as other conditions, shall be adhered to by those conducting commercial activities at the Airport.

(2) The Administration may extend the opportunity to engage in commercial aeronautical activities at the Airport to applicants who meet the Administration's published standards for those activities, providing there is available suitable space at the Airport for the conduct of these activities, and if the applicants have an Administration approved credit application.

(3) Documents Needed for Application.

(a) Applicants shall furnish the following documents when submitting a letter of application:

(i) Evidence of organizational and financial capability to provide the proposed activity;

(ii) Business and financial references; and

(iii) A copy of the applicant's annual financial report, and that of the parent company if a wholly owned subsidiary, for the last complete fiscal year showing applicant's assets and liabilities and the value of its unencumbered assets.

(b) The annual report shall be certified by a certified public accountant.

(c) If unable to provide the annual report, the applicant shall provide bank references and other records necessary to substantiate its financial status.

I. Festivals, Exhibits, and Trade Shows. A public or special event held at the Airport requires a Special Use permit authorized by the Airport Director and issued by the fire marshal in accordance with COMAR 29.06.01.